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Ann Bragg

Marietta College is excited to offer a free, public, full-dome showing of “Supermassive Black Holes: Uncovering the Invisible” at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, in the Anderson Hancock Planetarium. Five years ago this month, scientists revealed the first image of a black hole from Event Horizon Telescope observations of the center of galaxy M87. This planetarium show presents the environments of black holes impressively and understandably to the audience. It gives the viewer a glimpse of the collaboration of experts in multiple fields as they work together to shed light on the physics of black hole formation in the context of galaxy evolution.

Eclipse glasses will be available for a small donation, while supplies last, in preparation for the solar eclipse occurring on April 8 of this year. Each public show includes a live presentation about the current night sky, followed by a full-dome planetarium video and a Q&A period. Please note that all public shows are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.